The Verbier Art Summit collaborates across sectors to generate innovation and educational opportunities around art. The Summit and its partners share a vision for exploring and supporting the cultural value of art.
Verbier, 4 Vallées, Switzerland is a destination synonymous with fun and inspiration. It is this unadulterated energy that makes the region so unique, a land of incredible sensations and powerful emotions. Whether you’re an adventurer or a pleasure seeker, the region offers perfect activities and ultimate experiences for all; be it at the top of Mont-Fort with its unique panoramic views over the Alps, the nature reserve in Haut Val de Bagnes, the Bisse du Levron walk or the Verbier Bike Park.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency for international cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The SDC is responsible for the overall coordination with other federal authorities of development and cooperation with Eastern Europe as well as for humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
Swiss international cooperation, which is an integral part of the Federal Council's foreign policy, aims to contribute to a world without poverty and in peace, for sustainable development. It fosters economic self-reliance and state autonomy, contributes to the improvement of production conditions, helps address environmental problems, and ensures better access to education and basic healthcare services
La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 90 countries around the world. Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness - the purity, precision, innovation and craftsmanship inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand's inception in 1978. La Prairie endeavors to fulfill a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging - elevating science to art.
Since it was founded in 1937 with its objective to work for the public good, Loterie Romande has been organising and operating lottery games and sports betting in the six cantons of French-speaking Switzerland. It distributes 100% of its profits to non-profit-making bodies and organisations active in a broad spectrum of fields, such as social welfare, culture, sport, education and the environment.
Le Canton du Valais
Valais is known worldwide for its magnificent natural landscapes, its mountains and glaciers – and also its delicacies, from Raclette cheese to fine wines. But this is also a region that provides fertile ground for visionary ideas: a land of innovative thinkers and pioneers in their specialist field.
Jan Michalski Foundation
The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature was founded in 2004 in Montricher at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann opened the foundation in her husband’s memory to perpetuate their common commitment to actors who devote themselves to the written word.
The mission of the Jan Michalski Foundation is to foster literary creation and encourage the practice of reading through a range of initiatives and activities. These include holding exhibitions and cultural events related to writing and literature, making a large multilingual library available to the public, awarding an annual prize in world literature, granting financial support, and hosting a writer-in-residence program.
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art is a non-profit institution established in Geneva in 1983. DESTE engages in an extensive exhibition program that promotes emerging as well as established artists and aims to broaden the audience for contemporary art and explore the connections between contemporary art and culture. Since its inception, DESTE, the Greek word for “look”, has been an international organizer of contemporary art exhibitions and a supporter of arts-based projects and publications that reflect the global trends in art.
Dia Art Foundation
Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “through,” Dia was established in 1974 with the mission to serve as a conduit for artists to realize ambitious new projects, unmediated by overt interpretation and uncurbed by the limitations of more traditional museums and galleries. In addition to Dia:Beacon and Dia:Chelsea, Dia maintains and operates a constellation of commissions, long-term installations, site-specific projects, and Land art, nationally and internationally. As part of a strategic and comprehensive plan to further advance its mission, program, and ongoing operations, Dia is currently upgrading and expanding its principal programming spaces of Dia:Chelsea, Dia:SoHo, and Dia:Beacon.
Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. They believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to transform the conversation around climate change and translate it into action.
They provide the creative community with the skills to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement. They run a rich programme of events, free resources and public speaking engagements, which contribute to national and international climate change policy development.
Verbier 3-D Foundation
The Verbier 3-D Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating contemporary art to promote environmentalism, education, and culture to local and international audiences. Founded in 2010 by New York-based artist Madeleine Paternot and Verbier-based artist Kiki Thompson, the foundation creates an educational and cultural Artist Residency inspired by the stunning Alpine environment of Verbier, Switzerland.
Created in 2006 from the merger of two prestigious schools, the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Haute École d’Arts Appliqués, HEAD – Genève draws on a rich cultural and artistic heritage to nurture young creative talent nationally and internationally. Renowned for the quality of its bachelor's and master's degrees in Fine Arts, Cinema, Interior Architecture, Space and Communication, Visual Communication as well as Fashion and Accessory Design, it has established itself as one of the leading schools of art and design in Europe.
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
Founded in 1974 as Geneva’s “Kunsthalle”, the Centre is the first contemporary-art institution in French-speaking Switzerland. Its purpose is to develop exhibitions and to actively put the public in contact with these exhibitions, opening a space for dialogue around contemporary culture. Unlike a museum, the Centre has no collection. Focusing on the future, it showcases emerging artists from the local and the international scene.
For 25 years the greatest musicians in the world have been brought together in a unique Alpine setting by the Verbier Festival, all sharing a mutual passion and a common vision for music, across generations.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. They work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.